Joined: Feb. 2018
||Posted: 17 Feb. 2018,17:26
|Quote (Nigel Walker @ 16 Feb. 2018,17:09)|
|What brand of tools does everyone else use - or which would they like to use if they could afford it !|
Bricklaying and small stuff I have decent Stabila levels (83S, 96 and 196) and Marshalltown Philidelphia brick trowel. Not precious about anything else as long as it isn't holding me up, well except for a couple of ancient mauls that have been handed down from my Dad, you can't buy a new one to match those battered beasts.
Longer levels is a bit of an issue, after having decent long levels pinched, I've been making do with lesser brands. I even did OK with a Wickes 6 ft for a good while (not like the ones they sell now, it was milled top & bottom and had twin vials for level not just plumb, probs a rebrand. It was decent but handle holes were a PITA, and when one of the vials didn't read true I taped over it and worked with the one that did, which again could be a PITA as half the time you're on the wrong end of it! )
Stabila R-Type will be next 6 foot level I go for, they look a decent shape for screeding with gloves on and that's always been an issue for me and my apparently huge hands.
IMO Stanley are only good for tapes and knives, rather screed by eye than trust their levels, gave my Dad his back and that was rare once I'd procured something of his
Kevin W. Dempsey kwdConstruction http://www.kwdc.co.uk